Gilstrap Family History

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Gilstrap Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place with a name such as Gil(l)sthorp(e), the first element being on Old English or Old Norse personal name, the second being Old Norse þorp ‘hamlet’, ‘settlement’, or possibly an Anglicized form of a Danish habitational name from Gelstrup or Gølstrup in Jutland. The surname id found in SC, GA, and TX.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Bidstrup, Gillard, Elstad, Olstad, Molstad, Milstead, Hillstead

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Gilstrap Family Origin

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Gilstrap Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Gilstrap occupation in the USA was Farmer. 65% of Gilstrap's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gilstrap family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilstrap.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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Gilstrap Historical Records

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Gilstrap Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Gilstrap life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gilstrap in 1941 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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